Raiders name Jackson new head coach

"The fire in Hue will set a flame that will burn for a long time in the hearts and minds of the Raider football team and the Raider nation," Raiders owner Al Davis told the team's website (

Jackson took over as Oakland's offensive coordinator prior to last season and made a major impact. The Raiders doubled their scoring output from the previous season and finished sixth in the NFL in points per game.

Oakland are coming off an 8-8 season, the franchise's best since 2002.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles)